Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News & A Favor : :

I have some great news and a HUGE favor to ask, but first I wanted to share a little progress I made on my most recent sketch stitching project.

Adding Color

I started adding color with a little of my Urban Cowgirl winnings for the collar and dress-band, and some of a Bryant Park print for the rest of her dress. I had planned to make this a mini for my girl, but now I'm dreaming of making a large quilt combining these special sketch-y blocks with patchwork. I do have a plan!

new wip -- a mini quilt plan for my girl

And now on to the BIG news and favor! I'm hoping that you all might take a second to vote for this years Handmade Olympics happening over at the rikrak studio blog. I was nominated by a couple of my regular followers here and now I've been chosen as a finalist!! I'm in event 7 : :  

Favorite Blog with a Hand-making Focus!

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vote for meThe judge for this event was Dana from Made, who won the gold medal last year, and had to narrow all the nominations down to the top 10 shortlist. I am just thrilled to be listed amongst these other blogs!

Again today, I thank you all for supporting my blog the way you do! I said it in my Handmade Giveaway post and I want to mention it again -- It's you all who keep me motivated to keep on creating and who are making so many of my crafty dreams come true! So many blessing keep emerging for this little blog, especially this week, and I'll have some very exciting news to share in the weeks ahead! I Thank You for visiting, nominating, sharing, and for the sweet, encouraging words you leave me here each day!

Thank you in advance for voting (you can click here to do so)! I wish you all a beautiful day!!

Maureen

50 comments:

  1. I just voted and you are currently in 2nd place! Good luck!!

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  2. Happily placed my vote for you. Fingers and toes crossed!

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  3. Just voted for you. Good luck!!!

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  4. Congratulations Maureen, Just voted for you. Beautiful colors you choose for the dress of your daughters mini quilt.

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  5. I voted for you. Love your sketch project. It is coming along wonderfully.

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  6. Loving this sewing machine sketch project. What will you do with it?

    Deb

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  7. I love your blog and I voted for you...greetings from Costa Rica!

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  8. another day, another vote!!
    hah!

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  9. I voted for you last night (it was really this morning) you should win!!! All.your cretion are.great!!

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  10. Just voted ~ you've got lots of votes! YAY!

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  11. A pleasure to vote for you Maureen, you deserve to win! Love your sketch x

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  12. So glad you made the voting round- you deserve it! And you're in first place right now, yay!

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  13. I love your sketched girls. And I voted for you yesterday when I came across the contest:)

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  14. Your sketchy girls are the sweetest!

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  15. I voted! Looks like you're doing pretty well and are in the lead right now!

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  16. You got my vote Maureen!, good luck!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Okay...I voted.............for YOU of course! You go girl! Looks like you're in the lead right now too!

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  18. many congrats, maureen! so happy to see your beautiful blog shortlisted! good luck!
    k. @ rikrak

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  19. I beat you to it, Maureen - have already been there and voted for you. Congrats on the well-deserved recognition; my fingers are crossed for you!

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  20. Congratulations for being nominated! How exciting! And your newest sketch project is looking lovely so far! I like the idea of a quilt made of sketches. So fun.

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  21. So happy that you are one of the nominees - I voted yesterday when I saw that you were on the list. I just love your blog - always very inspiring!

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  22. I love your stitched block. I voted for you cos i think you and your blog are awesome! GOOD LUCK xo

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  23. The block looks great! How long do they take to do?
    Voted =D

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  24. Oh she's gorgeous, looking forward to meeting all her friends in a quilt :o)

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  25. Voted! I thought yours was definitely the best, even if I didn't already love you and your blog.

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  26. Voted! I thought yours was the best, even if I didn't already love you and your blog.

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  27. I voted for you! Congratulations! I got nominated too in event number 6. So fun! Love the Handmade Olympics!

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  28. I voted for you.Hope you get many votes.Good luck!!

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  29. No problem, M! I love your blog! :)

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  30. I voted for you Maureen (you are in the top spot)!! I also voted in the other events - wow! There are some amazing and creative people!! I hope that you can give us a link for the results. I am sharing this so friends will vote too!!

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  31. Just voted for you. Looks like you are in the lead. Love your blog.

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  32. I just voted...looks like you are still in the lead. You deserve it! I love this girl. Her dress is just right.

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  33. Voted - love your new project - Good Luck!!!

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  34. Voted; you're looking like you're doing well on votes atm. Best of luck.

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  35. You got my vote amd I love your girl.

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  36. I voted and atm you're in first place!! Congratulations and the Best of Luck! I love your blog.

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  37. i totally voted for you and you are WINNING!!!!!! YAYAYAY! so excited to see what you do with those girls. i love them all so much!

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